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2 x Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTS (640MB) VS BFG GTX 285 OC 2GB

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I'm facing a dilemma.. I have a GTX285 (BFG Techs O-Ced 2gb version) which I've had for nearly 2 years and wanted to try something new.. Someone is prepared to swap me '2' of their 8800GTS 640MB cards for it.. Question is, whether it's worth it, since my card is so rare..

I already have an SLI mobo and 800W power supply, which should more than handle the 2 cards..

What would everyone else do in my shoes?
post #2 of 22
Don't do it. The single 285 is faster, uses less power, and is an overall better card.
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Yah don't do it, Your better of selling your current card and get a GTX 550
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def don't trade
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Thanks.. I'm glad to see I'm not the only one with a 955BE CPU too
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don't do it!
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Originally Posted by awaizy View Post
Don't do it. The single 285 is faster, uses less power, and is an overall better card.
I would need to see some benches on that one.Anyway,I would stick with the single card over the 2 in this situation.

Edit:I do agree with less power use.
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Yah don't do it, Your better of selling your current card and get a GTX 550
Don't do that either, the 550 sucks. Get at least a 560 or better yet a 560Ti if you can afford it.
post #9 of 22
You'd be going back two generations in cards, and on top of that the 285 was the top of the line GPU from Nvidia until the 4xx series, whereas the 8800 640 wasn't even top of it's class. No way I would make that trade if I were you.
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post #10 of 22
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Originally Posted by LooseScrew89 View Post
I'm facing a dilemma.. I have a GTX285 (BFG Techs O-Ced 2gb version) which I've had for nearly 2 years and wanted to try something new.. Someone is prepared to swap me '2' of their 8800GTS 640MB cards for it.. Question is, whether it's worth it, since my card is so rare..

I already have an SLI mobo and 800W power supply, which should more than handle the 2 cards..

What would everyone else do in my shoes?
Don't swap.

The 285 is;

-Faster
-Quieter
-Cooler
-Will throw out better performance in game.
-Mostly likely worth more when it comes to selling

You shouldn't do the swap.
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